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Dates:  1830 - 1910
Born:  England, Liverpool
Died:  US, PA, Philadelphia
Active:  US
 
  
 
  
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[4-0] *"Photographer for Wheeler Survey, 72"; 1200 Chestnut St. Important & long-standing US photog., best known for his work with George Wheeler's "Expedition of 1872", output broken down into several series; also issued "American Scenery". Started as daguerreotypist working with James E. McClees & John Keenan, 48; exhibited American Manufactures Institute in 51; opened his own dag. gallery, 52; moved to Washington, DC & was Chief Photographer at the Army Medical Museum, 65-69; returned to Phila. & purchased James McClees studio, 69; gave William H. Rau his first job in 73 as an assistant photog., later became partner, 70s. From 85 on was associated with George Barrie & Co. in photo. publishing. B. 9-4-30 Liverpool, England, D. 1-28-10, Philadelphia. For more info. see "Philadelphia Photographers, 1840-1900" by William & Marie Brey. 
  
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the United States of America, (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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